"Simply decorated barrels. Lock plain, except for engraved, gilded wheel cover. Stocks inlaid with engraved ivory. Long, fluted pear-shaped pommels. From the Magniac Collection. Provenance: Purchased by William Randolph Hearst from Samuel Austin Sale, through American Art Association, April 26, 1917 for $725; sold to Gimbel Bros., Inc., January 26, 1941 for $450."
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Long Island University, Brookville, NY, http://liu.edu Photograph, William Randolph Hearst Archive, S/B lot 625, Articles 81 & 82, Album 1b, p. 49